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While most of us would love to have Shrek as a father, it seems the same can’t be said for the world-famous ogre’s actual children.
No, we’re not talking about Fergus, Farkle and Felicia – Shrek and Fiona’s adorable CGI triplets – but rather the offspring of actor Mike Myers, who voiced the bright green protagonist.
In a new interview, Myers admitted his kids are by no means Brogres (it’s a whole thing), but revealed they are partial to his portrayal of a horny British spy.
Speaking on Sirius XM's The Jess Cagle Show, Myers said: “They didn't really care for Shrek much,” but added: “They love Cat in the Hat [and] the oldest has seen Austin Powers one.”
Noting that his kids are ‘tough New Yorkers’, Myers suggested his children are too sceptical to really enjoy the Oscar-winning Pixar flick.
The former SNL star explained: “There's a lot of 'dad that would never happen. A talking donkey would never say that'. They're just New Yorkers, dude. You know, they're a tough crowd, but when they like something, they love it.”
He went on: “Spike has Austin Powers one memorised.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Myers hinted that another Austin Powers might be on the way, saying: “I would love to do one. I can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of such a project, should it exist or not exist.”
The last time Myers hinted at a fourth film was during a red carpet appearance in 2018, when he told Access Online: “You're going to see Dr Evil soon, somewhere in the culture. The [fourth Austin Powers] movie... it's looking good. They take a long time to write, they always have."
Myers' first stint as Austin Powers was back in 1997, when he starred alongside Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green and Mindy Sterling in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.
The comedy was followed up by 1999’s The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember, which hit cinemas in 2002.
The Austin Powers character was created by Myers as a tribute to his father, who died in 1991. Myers' dad introduced him to iconic British spies such as James Bond and the Pink Panther’s Chief Inspector JacquesClouseau.
He previously explained, according to Yahoo: "I would love to do another, but you just have to see. I was devastated by my father's death. But to have that turn into something that makes people happy is unbelievably satisfying. It's that kind of stuff you never get used to or get tired of."
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Topics: TV and Film
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